Prof. Dr. Silke Wieprecht is full professor at the Institute for Modeling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems of University of Stuttgart in Germany. Her emphasis in research is sediment transport. She is specialized in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, flood protection with focus on risk analysis, aquatic ecology and especially in hydro- and morphodynamic processes in rivers (transport processes of particles and sediments) as well as research on biostabilisation of fine sediments. Her work includes field surveys, laboratory studies, analytical approaches for sediments, numerical modelling (in 1D, 2D and 3D) and hydraulic laboratory experiments.
Prof. Dr. Wieprecht is part of a well-established international network of notable researchers focused on sediment transport. She spent research periods as visiting scientist at several universities, i.a. UiTM, Kuala Lumpur, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU Trondheim and Peking University PKU. She is head of several national and international expert committees. She has been member of IAHR since 2005 and serves as Vice president since 2017.